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1. perform

verb. ['pɝˈfɔrm'] carry out or perform an action.

Synonyms

  • improvise
  • premiere
  • rehearse
  • carry
  • conduct
  • churn out
  • render
  • ad-lib
  • extemporise
  • cut corners
  • star
  • execute
  • blaze away
  • improvize
  • direct
  • declaim
  • click off
  • practice
  • do
  • lead
  • stunt
  • cut
  • interpret
  • make
  • recite
  • scamp
  • appear
  • serenade
  • premier
  • extemporize
  • practise

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • lack
  • stay in place
  • lose

Etymology

  • performen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Perform

  • transform
  • misinform
  • disinform
  • lukewarm
  • conform
  • reform
  • inform
  • deform
  • swarm
  • storm
  • schwarm
  • warm
  • torme
  • norm
  • dorm
  • orme

How do you pronounce perform?

Pronounce perform as pərˈfɔrm.

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How do you spell perform? Is it perfom ?

A common misspelling of perform is perfom

Sentences with perform


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The first time you perform the stretch, try placing your other hand on your knee.

2. Verb, base form
Talk to your veterinarian about the benefits of sterilization and the best time to perform the operation.

Quotes about perform


1. I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities - and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then I keep my eyes open when they rehearse and perform, because you never know where the next stimulation comes from.
- George Cukor

2. One thing about being a stand-up is it's a one-man show. You gotta do everything. You're the producer, writer, director, and the actor. You just gotta be out there and perform and give your all. It's such an honest form of art that it just taught me so much, and it kind of prepared me for manhood at an early age.
- Nick Cannon

3. My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.
- Steve Prefontaine

2. perform

verb. ['pɝˈfɔrm'] perform a function.

Synonyms

  • act
  • church
  • move

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • kern
  • take
  • prepared

Etymology

  • performen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. perform

verb. ['pɝˈfɔrm'] give a performance (of something).

Synonyms

  • concertise
  • underperform
  • playact
  • grandstand
  • play out
  • conduct
  • interlude
  • roleplay
  • re-create
  • act
  • audition
  • barnstorm
  • concertize
  • debut
  • sightread
  • try out
  • play
  • sight-read
  • rap
  • solo

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • propriety
  • properness
  • impropriety

Etymology

  • performen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. perform

verb. ['pɝˈfɔrm'] get (something) done.

Synonyms

  • underachieve
  • misdo
  • action
  • give full measure
  • accomplish
  • execute
  • carry out
  • give one's best
  • do
  • ply
  • carry through
  • overachieve
  • fulfill
  • do one's best
  • turn
  • fulfil
  • underperform

Antonyms

  • minor
  • exempt
  • undock
  • indirect

Etymology

  • performen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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